Post by beetlegoose on Jan 31, 2017 17:01:29 GMT
Hello everyone! I'm not exactly new here but I'm sure nobody will know who I am, as I joined right before a very chaotic period in my life (moving to a new city), made a couple of posts and then disappeared completely. . .Anyway, since then I have received my official diagnosis, but I'm not receiving any treatment because I had my assessment in London just before I moved and couldn't even stick around for the one follow-up appointment that was offered, and I'm feeling very stuck. For some reason I thought that upon receiving my diagnosis everything would become clear to me and I'd somehow magically know what to do to make my life better and be happier etc, but of course that hasn't happened. I can't try medication because my GP says she can't prescribe it without an 'expert' opinion or something. So I'm pretty much in the same position as I was before the diagnosis...I know there are lots of recommendations online etc for what you can do to help yourself, but I don't seem to be very good at implementing them or sticking to them...I feel like I need someone to help guide me...I've been referred to the adult ASD/ADHD services in my area (I also have ASD) but it's going to be months and months before I can see anyone, so I thought I'd start one of these diaries to see if it will help me get my thoughts and feelings in order a bit, and get a bit of a sense of continuity in life if that makes any sense...so anyway, here I am! Not sure what else to say so that's it for now, bit of a negative first entry, but I'm proud of myself for starting (Been meaning to for ages...) and for keeping it pretty short and sweet!